When He came to the other side into the country of
the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met
Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were
so extremely violent that no one could pass by that
29 And they cried out,
saying, "What business do we have with each other,
of God? Have You come
here to torment us before
30 Now there was a herd of
many swine feeding at a distance from them.
31 The demons began to
entreat Him, saying, "If You are going to cast us
out, send us into the herd of swine."
32 And He said to them, "Go!"
And they came out and went into the swine, and the
whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea
and perished in the waters.
33 The herdsmen ran away, and
went to the city and reported everything, including
what had happened to the demoniacs.
34 And behold, the whole city
came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they
implored Him to leave their region.
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by Bob Pardue
Wikipedia describes a demon
"a supernatural being that
is generally described as a malevolent spirit. In
terms demons are generally understood as fallen
angels, formerly of God.
A demon is frequently
depicted as a force that may be conjured and
Why Do Demons
These demons or "fallen
angels" joined forces with Satan
when he rebelled against God and their main
function is to tempt unsuspecting people into sin
Christ knew exactly who they
were and the evil spirits certainly knew Jesus and
even called him by the name, "Son of God".
They had no power in his presence and met their
match when He approached them.
Faith in Christ
In verse 29 the demons did
recognize Jesus but had no intention of obeying
him. This is a difference between believing and
having faith. We may
believe in Christ but we also have to accept,
knowing what he did for us and then act on that
faith by attempting to follow the commands he gave
No matter how much we
rationalize, Christ is the only one who can save us
He lived among the people,
taught, and then went to the cross to die so that
we might live.
There is a simple guide to
if you have not yet made a decision and want to
learn more about accepting Christ.
What About The Two Demon
These men were from
Gadarenes, a gentile city so were considered
unclean by the Jews. They were possessed and living
in a graveyard going strictly against Jewish law.
But, Jesus had no problem
with helping them to overcome their "illness".
Jesus never let circumstances
keep him from doing his work. He still doesn't.
Christ is wherever we are, watching and waiting for
us whenever we call on him.
Were There Demons in the
Is it possible that the
demons met Jesus by showing up in the storm to
prevent him from landing on shore? An interesting
theory considered by some scholars.
But, Christ had no problem
battling the demons on land or on sea. His power is
total and the spirits knew they had no chance of
winning. The final battles are already won - we
just have to take steps to be on the right
A Friend Indeed
There is a saying I read
recently (not sure of the author) which stated;
"A friend cares about
you - a true friend is concerned about you."
Jesus is concerned about you
and me, so much so that he was willing to die for
you and me. Let's not ever forget this
Do We Help or Walk
What about us? Do we
sometimes walk away from people who need our help
because of who they are or what they look like?
It's easy to judge someone at first glance and
decide they are not worth the trouble or too far
gone to even bother.
Christ proved in this passage
that no one is beyond help - all are created by God
and worth saving.
Shouldn't we be willing to
help one of God's creations? Please pray for the
Love in Christ
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